1945 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 561

  • Apr 1 Ruhrgebied sealed off by US 1st & 9th army
  • Apr 1 US forces invade Okinawa during WW II
  • Apr 2 1st US units reach east coast of Okinawa
  • Apr 2 Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil are established
  • Apr 3 Hengelo freed from Nazi control by Canadian army
  • Apr 3 Nazis begin evacuation of camp Buchenwald
  • Apr 3 US 1st army conquers Hofgeismar
  • Apr 4 Hungary liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)
  • Apr 4 US forces liberated the Nazi death camp Ohrdruf in Germany
  • Apr 4 US tanks/infantry conquer Bielefeld
  • Apr 5 Almelo Netherlands freed
  • Apr 5 Kuniaki Koiso resigns as PM of Japan; replaced by Kantaro Suzuki
  • Apr 6 Coevorden freed from Nazis
  • Apr 6 Giant Japanese battleship Yamato heads to Okinawa
  • Apr 6 Massive kamikaze attack on US battle fleet near Okinawa
  • Apr 6 US marines explore Tsugen Shima near Okinawa
  • Apr 7 1st & last assault of German Rammkommando on US bombers
  • Apr 7 US B-17s bombs range at Luneburg
  • Apr 7 US planes intercept Japanese fleet heading for Okinawa on a suicide superbattleship Yamato & four destroyers were sunk
  • Apr 8 Nazi occupiers executed, Nazi general Christiansen flees Netherlands
  • Apr 9 Battleship Admiral Scheer sunk by RAF bombing in Kiel
  • Apr 9 Liberty ship at Bari Italy carrying aerial bombs explodes, kills 360
  • Apr 9 World War II: The Battle of Königsberg, East Prussia, ends.
  • Apr 10 Allies liberate 1st Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald (Czech)
  • Apr 10 Canadian troops conquer Deventer
  • Apr 10 General Blaskowitz becomes nazi leader of "Fort Holland"
  • Apr 10 German troops attack Ijsselbrug
  • Apr 10 US troops land on Tsugen Shima Okinawa
  • Apr 10 William Schuman & Antony Tudor's ballet premieres in NYC
  • Apr 11 Allied troops liberate Basket-Compascuum
  • Apr 11 SS burns & shoots 1,100 at Gardelegen
  • Apr 11 US captures Tsugen Shima
  • Apr 11 US soldiers liberate Nazi concentration camp "Buchenwald"
  • Apr 11 US troops conquers Mulheim, Oberhausen, Bochum, Unna, Essen
  • Apr 12 Canadian troops liberate Nazi concentration camp Westerbork, Netherlands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 12 US President Franklin Roosevelt dies in office and Vice-President Harry Truman is sworn in as 33rd US President

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Apr 12 Richard Strauss completes his "Metamorphosis"
  • Apr 13 Canadian army liberates Teuge & Assen, Netherlnds, from Nazis
  • Apr 13 Red Army occupies Vienna
  • Apr 13 US Marines conquer Minna Shima off Okinawa
  • Apr 14 American planes bomb Tokyo & damage the Imperial Palace
  • Apr 14 Arnhem/Zwolle freed from Nazis
  • Apr 14 World War II: US 7th Army & allies forces capture Nuremberg & Stuttgart in Germany
  • Apr 14 US forces conquered Motobu peninsula on Okinawa
  • Apr 14 US Marines attack Yae Take on Okinawa
  • Apr 15 British Army liberates Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen
  • Apr 15 FDR buried in grounds of Hyde Park home
  • Apr 15 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Communium interpretes dolorum
  • Apr 15 US troops occupy concentration camp Colditz
  • Apr 16 German troops in Groningen surrender

  • Apr 16 US troops enter Nuremberg, Germany
  • Apr 16 US troops land on He Shima, Okinawa
  • Apr 16 Colditz Castle, the high-security prisoner of war camp in Germany, is liberated by American troops.
  • Apr 17 8th Air Force bombs Dresden
  • Apr 17 German occupiers flood Wieringermeer, Netherlands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 17 Benito Mussolini flees from Salò to Milan

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Apr 17 US troops land in central Mindanao, Philippines during Battle of Mindanao
  • Apr 18 Epe freed (by corporal G van Aken)
  • Apr 18 Clandestine Radio 1212, after broadcasting pro-nazi propaganda for months used their influence to trap 350,000 German army group B troops
  • Apr 18 Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Bolivia are established
  • Apr 19 US aircraft carrier Franklin heavy damaged in Japanese air raid
  • Apr 19 US offensive against Shuri-barrier on Okinawa
  • Apr 19 The diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Guatemala are established
  • Apr 20 German occupiers flood Beemster & Fencer
  • Apr 20 Soviet artillery begins shelling Berlin
  • Apr 20 US 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg
  • Apr 20 US forces conquer Motobu peninsula on Okinawa
  • Apr 21 Allied troops occupy German nuclear laboratory
  • Apr 21 He Shima Okinawa conquered in 5 days, 5,000 die
  • Apr 21 Ivor Novello's "Perchance to Dream" premieres in London
  • Apr 21 Soviet army arrives at outskirts of Berlin
  • Apr 21 US 7th Army reaches Nuremberg
  • Apr 22 Concentration Camp at Sachsenhausen liberated
  • Apr 23 Concentration camp Flossenburg liberated
  • Apr 23 US troops in Italy cross river Po
  • Apr 24 Delegates of 46 countries gather in SF (to discuss UN)
  • Apr 25 45 countries convene UN Conference on Intl Organization in SF
  • Apr 25 Allied air raid on Surabaja, Java
  • Apr 25 British troops reach Grebbe line Neth
  • Apr 25 Clandestine Radio 1212, used to hoax Nazi Germany's final transmission
  • Apr 25 Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany
  • Apr 25 Red army completely surrounds Berlin
  • Apr 25 "Elbe Day" - US and Soviet forces meet at Torgau, Germany on the Elbe River during the invasion of Germany in WWII
  • Apr 26 Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, leader of France's Vichy collaborationist regime during WW II, arrested for treason
  • Apr 26 World War II: Battle of Bautzen - last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
  • Apr 27 2nd Republic of Austria forms
  • Apr 27 Italian partisans capture Benito Mussolini at Dongo (Lake Como)
  • Apr 27 US 5th army enters Genoa
  • Apr 27 World War II: The Völkischer Beobachter, the newspaper of the Nazi Party, ceases publication.
  • Apr 28 British commandos attack Elbe & occupy Lauenburg
  • Apr 28 US 5th army reaches Swiss border
  • Apr 29 First food drop by RAF above Nazi-occupied Holland (operation Manna)
  • Apr 29 Japanese army evacuates Rangoon
  • Apr 29 Terms of surrender of German armies in Italy signed
  • Apr 29 US Army liberates 31,601 in Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany
  • Apr 29 Venice & Mestre were captured by the Allies
  • Apr 30 Concentration camp Munchen-Allag freed
  • Apr 30 Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) calls for crusade against the Bolsheviks
  • Apr 30 Red Army occupies Demmin

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 284 of 284

  • Aug 26 Tom Ridge, first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (Rep-R-Pennsylvania), born in Munhall, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 28 Bruno Nuytten, director (Camille Claudel)
  • Aug 31 Leonid Ivanovich Popov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 35/37, 40, T-7)
  • Sep 1 Mustafa Balel, Turkish writer
  • Sep 9 Omukama Patrick David Matthew Olimi Kaboyo II, king of Toro
  • Sep 10 Rein van den Broek, Dutch trumpeteer (Ekseption)
  • Sep 10 Richard M Mullane, Tx, USAF/astro (STS 41-D, STS-27, STS-36)
  • Sep 12 Vern M Lindblad, Turkologist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 13 Andres Küng, Swedish-Estonian politician, journalist (d. 2002)
  • Sep 21 Bjarni V Tryggvason, Reykjavik Iceland, astronaut (STS 85)
  • Sep 21 Ombrettqa Colli, Italian entertainer
  • Sep 21 Shaw Clifton, the 18th General of The Salvation Army
  • Sep 23 Igor Ivanov, Russian politician
  • Sep 24 David A[llen] Drake, American sci-fi author (Cross the Stars, Rolling Hot)
  • Sep 24 Lou Dobbs, American journalist
  • Sep 25 Kathleen Brown, state treasurer (D-California, 1991- )
  • Sep 26 Louise Beaudoin, French Canadian politician
  • Sep 27 Jack Goldstein, Canadian-born artist (d. 2003)
  • Sep 27 Kay Ryan, American poet (Hide and Seek), born in San Jose, California
  • Sep 29 Sarah Tyacke, Keeper of British Public Records
  • Sep 29 Tatiana Tauer, harpist
  • Sep 30 Ehud Olmert, twelfth Prime Minister of Israel
  • Sep 30 Bob Lassiter, American radio personality
  • Oct 1 Spider Sabich, American skier (d. 1976)
  • Oct 2 Frank Tejeda, (Rep-D-Texas)
  • Oct 2 Vladimir Ivanovich Kozlov, cosmonaut
  • Oct 3 Kay Baxter, Woodsfield Ohio, Best Bodybuilder in World (1983-85)
  • Oct 6 Domonic Barber, American celebrity attorney (Howard Stern, Jessica Hahn, Joe Buttafucco)
  • Oct 13 Dési Bouterse, Surinam politician
  • Oct 16 Paul Monette, American writer and LBT activist, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • Oct 18 Christopher Shays, (Rep-R-Connecticut)
  • Oct 19 Ahmed Abel-Wadoud Karadawi, academic/activist
  • Oct 19 Patricia Ireland, feminist/president (National Organization of Women)
  • Oct 21 Nikita Mikhalkov, director (Dark Eyes, Slave of Love)
  • Oct 24 Anthony Christian, English artist
  • Oct 24 Gérald Larose, Quebec labour union executive
  • Oct 25 David Norman Schramm, physicist
  • Oct 26 Pat Conroy, American writer (The Great Santini, Prince of Tides), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • Oct 26 Demetris Th. Gotsis, Greek poet and author
  • Oct 27 Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil
  • Oct 30 Glenn Poshard, (Rep-D-Illinois)
  • Nov 5 Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Nov 5 Aleka Papariga, Greek politician
  • Nov 6 Robert J Mrazek, (Rep-D-NY, 1983- )
  • Nov 8 David Jessel, British TV-reporter
  • Nov 9 Roger Lee Jones, WV, child molester (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Nov 11 Daniel Ortega Saavedra, president of Nicaragua (1984-90)
  • Nov 12 Michael Bishop, American sci-fi author (Nebula, Stolen Faces)
  • Nov 12 Tracy Kidder, American journalist and author
  • Nov 13 John B. Craig, American diplomat
  • Nov 14 Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian First Lady (d. 2005)
  • Nov 16 Martine van Hamel, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Nov 17 Jeremy Hanley, British Lower house member
  • Nov 17 Roland Joffe, director (City of Joy, Mission, Killing Fields)
  • Nov 18 Wilma Mankiller, Native American activist, 1st woman chief of the Cherokee Nation, born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • Nov 20 Rachid Mimouni, author
  • Nov 23 Dennis Nilsen, Scottish serial killer
  • Nov 23 Jerry Harris, American sculptor
  • Nov 25 Patrick Nagel, American artist (d. 1984)
  • Nov 26 Björn von Sydow, Swedish politician
  • Nov 27 Alain de Cadenet, SPEED Channel personality
  • Nov 30 Michael Joyce, Irish stage manager and theatre director, born in Galway, Ireland (d. 1994)
  • Dec 4 Michael Gerzon, mathematician
  • Dec 4 Roberta Lynn Bondar, Ontario, astronaut (STS 42)
  • Dec 5 J W "Corkey" Fornof, stunt coordinator (Octopussy), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 5 Jocelyn, Italian entertainer
  • Dec 6 Dan Harrington, American poker player
  • Dec 8 John Banville, Irish novelist and journalist
  • Dec 12 Karl Edward Wagner, American sci-fi author (Bloodstone, Night Winds)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 15 Michael King, New Zealand historian and author (Penguin History of New Zealand), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Historian and Author Michael King
Historian and Author
Michael King
  • Dec 16 Bobby George, English professional darts player
  • Dec 16 Yukio Hattori, Japanese Iron Chef commentator
  • Dec 17 Chris Matthews, American journalist
  • Dec 17 Jacqueline Wilson, English author
  • Dec 18 Birenda Bir Bikram, King of Nepal (1972- )
  • Dec 21 Millie Hughes-Fulford, Wells Tx, astronaut (STS 40)
  • Dec 22 Joris J C Voorhoeve, Dutch Defense minister (1994-, VVD)
  • Dec 25 Mike Pringle, Scottish politician
  • Dec 28 Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva, King of Nepal (1972- )
  • Dec 28 Max Hastings, British editor-in-chief (Daily Telegraph)
  • Dec 28 Mike Gibbons, American rocker (Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods-Billy Don't be a Hero), (d. 2016)
  • Dec 29 Adje Roland, Dutch disc-jockey
  • Dec 30 John Kevin Moorhouse, test pilot
  • Dec 31 Claude D Marks, Buenos Aires Argent, FALN member (FBI most wanted)

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Deaths in History